Smoke rises this week in the city of Sievierodonetsk during heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas.
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Volunteers from Belarus practice at a shooting range near Warsaw, Poland, on May 20. Belarusians are among those who have answered a call by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for foreign fighters to go to Ukraine and join the International Legion for the Territorial Defense of Ukraine.
Business leader turned military commander Vsevolod Kozhemyako stands at a position in Ruska Lozova, a village retaken by the Ukrainian forces in the Kharkiv region, May 16.
Ukrainian demonstrators demand an embargo on Russian oil during a protest in front of EU institutions prior to an extraordinary meeting of EU leaders to discuss Ukraine, energy and food security at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday.